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Rule 450: The New Streamlined Launch and Reentry Licensing Process Advisory Circulars and Guidance

The table below contains all of the Part 450 Advisory Circulars and other guidance documents. The FAA seeks public comment on each of these documents for a period of 30 days when issued. FAA will issue an updated version if warranted based on comments received. Each guidance document contains a feedback form with instructions on how to provide feedback at any time during the process. The Part 450 Means of Compliance Table (PDF) provides an estimated issuance date for all planned AC.

Part 450 Guidance Information
Part 450 Guidance Documents Issuance Date Workshop Slides Workshop Video
Advisory Circular: 450.101-1A High Consequence Event Protection 05/20/21 PDF Video
Advisory Circular: 450.103-1 Safety System Program 09/07/21 PDF Video
Advisory Circular: 450.107-1 Hazard Control Strategies 07/27/21 PDF  
Advisory Circular: 450.108-1 Flight Abort Rule Development 07/27/21 PDF Video
Advisory Circular: 450.109-1 Flight Hazard Analysis 08/05/21 PDF Video
Advisory Circular: 450.110-1 Physical Containment as a Hazard Control Strategy 09/27/22 PDF  
Advisory Circular: 450.115-1A High Fidelity Flight Safety Analysis 06/25/21 PDF Video
Advisory Circular: 450.117-1 Trajectory Analysis for Normal Flight 08/19/21 PDF Video
Advisory Circular: 450.123-1 Population Exposure Analysis 10/12/22 PDF  
Advisory Circular: 450.141-1A Computing Systems and Software 08/18/21 PDF  
Advisory Circular: 450.167-1 Tracking for Launch and Reentry Safety Analysis 09/29/22 PDF  
Advisory Circular: 450.173-1 Part 450 Mishap Plan – Reporting, Response, and Investigation Requirements 08/12/21 PDF Video
Advisory Circular: 450.179-1 Ground Safety 09/22/21 PDF Video
Advisory Circular: 450.3-1 Definition of Launch and Scope of a Vehicle Operator License 09/28/22 PDF  

The FAA seeks public comment on each of these documents for a period of 30 days when issued. FAA will issue an updated version if warranted based on comments received. Each guidance document contains a feedback form with instructions on how to provide feedback at any time during the process. *Feedback for ACs may also be submitted via the AC feedback form (PDF) and emailing the form to astapplications@faa.gov. Please include the AC number/title in the subject line.

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Last updated: Tuesday, October 25, 2022